RIO DE JANEIRO — An illegal fire balloon fell in the Juguery Park advance Sao Paulo, setting off a fireplace that burned across greater than half of the speak park by Sunday afternoon and rained ash on the metropolis 39 kilometers (24 miles) away, authorities acknowledged.
City officials in Franco da Rocha acknowledged a fireplace balloon came down in the park, setting a blaze that used to be unfold by strong winds and the intense summer season heat over greater than 50% of the park. It wasn’t instantly clear if Brazil’s drought contributed to the extent of the devastation.
Ninety firefighters and greater than 100 contributors of Civil Defense had been despatched to fight the fire.
Juquery Park, of about 2,000 hectares (5,000 acres), used to be created in 1993 and preserves one of the remaining remnants of the Cerrado biome in the Sao Paulo metropolitan region.